Le Grand Loin

By Pascal Garnier

Père placide et d’humeur conciliante, voilà Marc parti vers le sud avec sa fille Anne qu’il vient d’enlever à son hôpital psychiatrique pour le week-end. Mais l. a. petite escapade tourne bientôt à los angeles cavale. Anne ne veut plus rentrer, surtout pas à l’asile. Elle veut aller loin, très loin, le plus loin attainable. Constellée d’incendies bizarres et semée de cadavres, l. a. drôle d’équipée se transforme vite en un hallucinant road-movie.

Avec férocité, avec fragilité aussi, les personnages de Pascal Garnier s’accrochent à leurs rêves naïfs ou dérisoires, en éclopés de l. a. solitude fuyant le réel pour davantage s’y perdre. Ange du mal déguisé en sous-chef ou en tueur à gages flapi, ce sont décidément des gens comme vous et moi, des monstres candides en proie à leur plus chère folie.

Figure marquante de l. a. littérature française contemporaine, Pascal Garnier avait élu abode dans un petit village en Ardèche pour se consacrer à l’écriture et à l. a. peinture. Il nous a quittés en mars 2010. Peintre d’atmosphère alliant l. a. poésie d’Hardellet à l. a. strategy de Simenon, styliste du détail juste, il excelle dans los angeles mise en scène des vies simples, celles du voisinage, des souvenirs d’enfant, des je me souviens qui tissent nos mémoires. Mais chez Pascal Garnier, ce beau calme des banlieues de l’âme et de l’époque prépare toujours d’effroyables orages, avec froissement de tôles et morts en série…

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Pierre and Jean (Penguin Classics)

An intensely own tale of suspicion, jealousy, and family members love, this novel exhibits the impression of such masters as Zola and Flaubert on Maupassant's writings.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes by way of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

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The Holy Terrors (Les Enfants Terribles)

By Jean Cocteau

Cocteau's novel Les Enfants Terribles, which was once first released in 1929, holds an undisputed position one of the classics of contemporary fiction.

Written in a French sort that lengthy defied winning translation―Cocteau was once continuously a poet it doesn't matter what we used to be writing―the publication got here into its personal for English-language readers in 1955 while this translation was once accomplished via Rosamund Lehmann. it's a masterpiece of the paintings of translation of which the Times Literary Supplement stated: "It has the infrequent benefit of studying as if it have been an English original." Lehrmann used to be capable of seize the essence of Cocteau's unusual, necromantic mind's eye and to deliver totally to existence in English his tale of a brother and sister, orphaned in formative years, who construct themselves a personal international out of 1 shared room and their very own unbridled fantasies. What began in video games and laughter simply because for Paul and Elisabeth a drug too magical to withstand. The crime which eventually destroys them has the inevitability of Greek tragedy. Illustrated with twenty of Cocteau's personal drawings.

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Whatever (Serpent's Tail Classics)

By Michel Houellebecq

"Houellebecq captures exactly the cynical disillusionment of disaffected youth."—Booklist

"This boy wishes critical remedy. He could be past help."—The Washington Post

Just thirty, with a well-paid activity, melancholy and no love existence, the narrator and anti-hero par excellence of this grim, humorous, and smart novel smokes 4 packs of cigarettes an afternoon and writes bizarre animal tales in his spare time.

A painfully practical portrayal of the vanishing freedom of an international ruled via technological know-how and via the empty rituals of day-by-day life.

Michel Houellebecq is a multi-award-winning French writer. He at the moment lives in Spain.

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Los ojos del bosque

By Julien Gracq

La incesante búsqueda interior Una novela ausente de las librerías desde 1984

«Nada en aquella guerra se parecía a las demás; se trataba de un especie de degeneración blanda, un crepúsculo moribundo e indefinidamente prolongado de los angeles paz.»

Con estas palabras el alférez Grange describe, desde un búnker situado en los aledaños de un bosque en el frente de las Ardenas, su interminable y, en cierta medida, gozosa espera de una guerra que no llega. Convertido en una especie de "merodeador de los confines, de vagabundo del Apocalipsis", con l. a. mirada perdida en el camino por el que l. a. caballería alemana no aparece, el joven Grange descubrirá los placeres del paraíso perdido en las cercanías del bosque y de l. a. mujer.

Reseña:

«El señor Gracq tiene una de las más estimulantes y originales imaginaciones de los angeles literatura francesa contemporánea.»

The ny instances booklet Review

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Ubu Roi (Dover Thrift Editions)

When it first opened in Paris in overdue 1896, Ubu Roi instantly outraged audiences with its scatological references and surrealist type. Spectators rioted throughout the best (and ultimate) functionality and unrelenting controversy over the play's which means undefined. the standard and beautiful effect of the paintings, besides the fact that, was once by no means questioned.
Early drafts of the play have been written via Jarry in his adolescents to ridicule one in every of his academics. The farce was once performed within the kind of stylized burlesque, satirizing the tendency of the winning bourgeois to abuse his authority and turn into irresponsibly complacent. Ubu — the harsh, gluttonous, and ugly major personality (the author's metaphor for contemporary guy) — expected features of the Dada flow. within the Nineteen Twenties, Dadaists and Surrealists championed the play, spotting Ubu Roi because the first absurdist drama.

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Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours

By Jules Verne

« — Je parie vingt mille livres contre qui voudra que je ferai le journey de los angeles terre en quatre-vingts jours ou moins, soit dix-neuf cent vingt heures ou cent quinze mille deux cents mins. Acceptez-vous ? — Nous acceptons, répondirent MM. Stuart, Fallentin, Sullivan, Flanagan et Ralph, après s’être entendus. — Bien, dit Mr. Fogg. Le educate de Douvres half à huit heures quarante-cinq. Je le prendrai. — Ce soir même ? demanda Stuart. — Ce soir même, répondit Phileas Fogg.» On ne présente plus le roman le plus populaire de l’écrivain français le plus lu dans le monde : le voyage haletant de Phileas Fogg, Passepartout et los angeles princesse Aouda fait désormais partie du patrimoine littéraire mondial. Leur aventure marque l. a. fin de l’âge de l’exploration pour ouvrir l'ère de los angeles modernité : c’est désormais en ligne droite, dans un espace-temps réduit à une seule size que le journey du monde s'accomplit. Mais ce voyage linéaire, loin de n’être qu’un dérisoire retour au element de départ, est avant tout le terrain d'une transformation : l’excentrique gentleman qui regagne le 7, Savile Row n’est-il pas devenu «le plus heureux des hommes» ?

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The Gunman

By Jean-Patrick Manchette, James Brook

Author note: James Brook (Translation)
Title note: unique name La place du tireur couché. published as The services Gunman in 2002
Publish yr note: First released in 1981
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The Gunman, is now a massive movie directed via Pierre Morel and starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone.

Martin Terrier is a employed killer who wishes out of the sport, so he can cool down and marry his formative years sweetheart. however the association won't enable him move: they've got different plans for him. In a violent story that shatters as many illusions as our bodies, Jean-Patrick Manchette matters his characters and the reader alike to a fierce workout fashionable. This tightly plotted, corrosive parody of "the luck story" is greatly thought of to be Manchette's masterpiece, and used to be named a brand new York instances "Notable Book" in 2002. The Gunman is a vintage of recent noir.

Also to be had in its unique variation titled The providers Gunman, in addition to Manchette's 3 to Kill, released via urban lighting in 2002.

"There's no longer a superfluous observe or overdone impact . . . one of many final cool, compact and shockingly unique crime novels Manchette left as his legacy to fashionable noir fiction." — New York Times

"This is lean, suggest noir fiction that cleverly sends up the harsh man style whereas incarnating it perfectly." — Detroit unfastened Press

"Manchette is a grasp of either economic climate and irony. Brutal and bracing: Terrier's story fascinates while it chills." — Kirkus Reviews

“For Manchette and the iteration of writers who him, the crime novel isn't any mere leisure, yet a method to strip naked the disasters of society, ripping via veils of visual appeal, deceit, and manipulation to the greed and violence which are the society's real engines." — Boston Globe

"Jean-Patrick Manchette's terse prose strikes just like the speedy, virtually automated tools and mannerisms of his protagonist." — Wall highway magazine

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Mute Objects of Expression

Francis Ponge boldly publicizes his poetic objective in Mute gadgets of Expression: "To settle for the problem that items provide to language." those objects—less selected than bought spontaneously—are perceived with inimitable Pongean humor and rendered into glimmering nonetheless lifes. He supplies voice to the customarily left out elements of traditional gadgets and beings. Shunning regularly occurring poetic modes, Ponge forges new visions, photos drawn from nature, from mythology and the classics. during this quantity, springing from the Loire geographical region within the early Nineteen Forties, Ponge’s "prôems" remember the violent fragrance of the mimosa, the cries of carnations, and the flirtations of wasps. From a small be aware- e-book, his sole offer of paper withinthe wartime deprivations, he composes repeated drafts of an leading edge shape combining poetry with research and impish play. regardless of the demoralizing clouds of profession, Ponge wrests a hovering paean to his cherished sliver of Provence.

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